Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Central Texas
April 15, 2023
9:00 AM | Austin, TX
Thank you for participating in this year’s Friendship Walk! Because of your amazing efforts, we were able to raise vital funds and awareness to sustain and expand our local Best Buddies programs. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. With your support, our mission of friendship and inclusion is stronger than ever!
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).
Join 40,000 walkers across the country to support the Best Buddies programs in your schools, workplaces and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time.
Funds raised through the Friendship Walk help move our mission forward by funding local Best Buddies programs throughout Central Texas. Every dollar raised makes our community a more inclusive, accepting place. Expect plenty of food & drinks, live music, adaptive sports from YMCA, speeches from our Central Texas Ambassadors, a resource fair, and a lap around the Chaparral Track!
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: RustyTolliver@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 AM
Walk Awards and Ambassador Speeches: 10:15 AM
Walk: 11:00 AM
Celebrate with a Resource Fair, YMCA Adaptive Sports, Games and Live Music Until: 1:00 PM
Westlake High School – Chaparral Stadium
4100 Westbank Dr.
Austin, TX 78746
Mission Movers – Top Fundraisers
Going the extra mile for Best Buddies.
Supporting Local Programs
Funds raised through the Friendship Walk benefits Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
We Love Our Sponsors!
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact:
Best Buddies in Texas 2407 S Congress Ave, Suite E-438, Austin, TX 78704
Frequently Asked Questions
Sign up to volunteer at www.bestbuddies.org/volunteer/.